Outreach work for Sinfonia Viva,
enjoyed by MIKE WHEELER
This year's Sinfonia Viva schools' residency concert (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 9 March 2011) was a spin-off from the orchestra's work with composer Anna Meredith and her video artist sister Eleanor, and their recent piece Four tributes to 4 am.
For the first half, the four participating student groups -- from Lawn and Walter Evans Primary Schools, Woodlands Community School and Derby College -- worked with unflappably resourceful leader James Redwood, taking the night-time theme to create new pieces designed to slot round and in between Copland's Quiet City and the individual movements of Debussy's three Nocturnes. Fêtes prompted a witty number from Walter Evans School about sneaking off to the fairground...
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